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Osservazioni sulla presa di parola di G.B. Ramusio

Toni Veneri    


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This article delves into the rhetorical fabric of the discorsi the Venetian humanist Giovanni Battista Ramusio crafted to introduce his collection of travel accounts (Navigazioni e viaggi, 1550-9), with the aim of unearthing some of their deliberately unspoken contents. An analysis of Ramusio’s reticence regarding certain matters, together with a set of broken allusions, and his highly controlled self-presentation, allows a reframing of his locus of enunciation in the light of his self-fashioning within the Venetian social and intellectual environment, his ideological objectives and strategic constraints, and the epistemic stances implied in his editorial choices.

Keywords: Giovanni Battista Ramusio. Renaissance travel literature. Renaissance self-fashioning.Venice. Cartography.

Language: it

Published: Nov. 26, 2018

permalink: http://doi.org/10.30687/QV/1724-188X/2017/02/008

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